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FEMA extends flood insurance claim deadline

2 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, July 29 2015 Jul 29, 2015 July 29, 2015 11:51 AM July 29, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

SHREVEPORT - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended its filing deadline for Louisiana policyholders impacted by recent Red River flooding.

FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program normally requires homeowners to file a Proof of Loss form to claim damages within 60 days of a flood. The agency has authorized an additional 180-day extension during which a policyholder may submit the form.

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said in a news release the extension applies to Louisiana policyholders who submit claims related to flooding from May 16 to June 16.

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